World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 2nd Battalion
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper
Enlisted on 18 December 1915, at Morpeth, Northumberland.
On the date Jeffrey was killed his battalion formed part of 23rd Infantry Brigade in 8th Division which was taking part in the Battle of Pilkem Ridge, one of those forming part of what was the Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as the Battle of Passchendaele.
(Source: 'The Fallen of Embleton 1914-1919'; Written & researched by Terry Howells, Mary Kibble, & Monica Cornall; pp. 33-35)
Born in 1891, at Embleton, Northumberland, the son of George Arthur Jeffrey (b. at Chatton; a Builder's Stone Mason) & his wife Elizabeth (nÃ©e Alexander; b. at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea).
Eldest of nine children. Five brothers - Robert (b. 1883; a Stone Mason); James (b. 1884; a Quarryman); George Arthur (also b. 1884 & a Quarryman); William Alexander (b. 1890; another Quarryman); & Thomas Edward (b. 1896; a Mason) - & three sisters (Ann, b. 1886; Elizabeth, b. 1894; & Mary Isabella, b. 1897).
Jeffrey left school aged 14 & became a Builder's Stone Mason like his father.
(Source: 'The Fallen of Embleton, 1914-1919'; Written & researched by Terry Howells, Mary Kibble, & Monica Cornall; 2014; pp. 33-35)
Embleton, Church of England School 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque